Fancy my mate’s house in Italy? Oh all right then

cm pool

As well as being one of my bosses, Chris Martin is  a mate. For the last few years Chris has been doing up his place in the sun and one day, when I am not on the river, I am going to hire it.

That is because Chris will give me a whopping discount of 15%. I begged him to keep this to himself, but Chris -generous soul that he is, wants all my friends to know about this – and get the same discount.

What can I do- I want this to myself but Chris is a boss and a mate (unless he fires me)?

I have no choice! Here is Chris’ offer

I have a lovely holiday villa to rent in the region of Marche, central Italy. This quality finished property also benefits from a large chemical free swimming pool with stunning views over the hills to the Sibillini mountains.

More information can be found at my website:

I have offered PlayPen members a discount of 15% off all new bookings made and taken in 2017.  I am now extending this to readers of

Bookings can be requested via the website – quoting the reference PlayPen2017.

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 Even worse, he’s asked me to publish the pictures of the place. I can’t see me getting my week in the sun this year – can you?


Getting there

The nearest airports are Ancona (1hr10m) and Pescara (1hr30m) these airports are both served by Ryanair from London Stansted.

Reckon as you’d hire a car at the airport.

About henry tapper

Founder of the Pension PlayPen,, partner of Stella, father of Olly . I am the Pension Plowman
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3 Responses to Fancy my mate’s house in Italy? Oh all right then

  1. Peter Beattie says:

    Being a bit selfish are we Henry?

    Peter D Beattie

  2. John Mather says:

    Why not put it on

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